The Minnesota Pro Chapter has partnered with The UpTake Institute to explore the role of journalists in covering conflict the evening of Tuesday, September 29 and Thursday, October 22.
These symposiums are part of The UpTake Institute’s Conflict-Sensitive Video Journalism Fellowship, a new 12-week educational program dedicated to enhancing five journalism fellows’ ability to report on the political, social, economic, and cultural conflict that impacts the civic well being of their communities through the unique power of video journalism.
Conflict-sensitive journalism borrows from conflict resolution research and practice to help journalists understand the many types of conflict—political, social, economic, cultural, religious—that they cover on a daily basis. In doing so, journalists can then operate with greater sensitivity and understanding of the role they play as writers, photographers and video journalists reporting on issues where conflict is a central feature. The goal for journalists should be to “minimize harm.” To do so, they must first understand what journalism practices are harmful and exacerbate conflict.
The Sept. 29 and Oct. 22 symposiums will be live streamed at theuptake.org from 7 to 9 p.m.